Interstate arrivals

South Australia has opened its borders to vaccinated travellers. COVID-19 vaccination requirements apply to all travellers over 12 years and 2 months of age, including returning SA residents.

If you are travelling to South Australia from interstate, you must complete an EntryCheck SA application. You can complete your application 14 days before your planned arrival, and it is recommended you apply at least 72 hours before your planned arrival.

South Australians travelling interstate must also complete an EntryCheck SA application before returning to the state.

EntryCheck SA will assess your COVID-19 risk and advise of any entry conditions.

Vaccinated travellers

You can travel to South Australia from interstate if you have completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Depending on where you are travelling from and your level of risk, you may need to complete quarantine, testing and symptom check requirements using HealthCheck SA. Read more information about EntryCheck SA and entry conditions.

If you have not completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the TGA (i.e. had one dose of 2 dose course), you will be classified as an unvaccinated traveller.

Unvaccinated travellers

If you are an unvaccinated traveller and do not have an approved medical exemption, you are not permitted to travel to South Australia. This includes returning South Australia residents.

Exemptions will be considered for select reasons (i.e. funerals, end-of-life visits). Applications for an exemption are made as an extension of your EntryCheck SA application. You can apply for an exemption via the link in your EntryCheck SA outcome email.

If your exemption is approved, you will be advised of your quarantine and testing requirements.

Completing quarantine

Depending on individual circumstances, some travellers may be required to complete quarantine at home using HealthCheck SA or in a medi-hotel.

Your EntryCheck SA or exemption approval will outline your quarantine requirements.

QR code check-in

COVID Safe Check-In is South Australia's QR code check-in system.

All travellers should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store before travelling to South Australia. You are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In whenever you enter a business or premises displaying an approved QR code.

If you do not have a smartphone, you must provide you can complete a manual check-in.

Travelling interstate

If you want to travel from South Australia to another state, check the rules of the state you are travelling to before you leave. Not all state travel arrangements are reciprocal.

Interstate COVID-19 travel information

The Healthdirect COVID-19 Restriction Checker also links to each state's travel restrictions.

More information

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Page last updated: 23 November 2021